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Scarning youngsters leave the opposition stumped!

Scarning youngsters leave the opposition stumped!

0 on July 28, 2014, 2:12 pm

A combination of impressive batting, bowling and fielding saw youngsters from Scarning Primary School knock their opposition for six and gain the coveted Breckland Cricket Festival Trophy for the third year in a row The day marked the culmination of an intensive eight-week programme during which pupils in eight Breckland schools received expert coaching from Norfolk Cricket Board professionals, in […]

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Past Senior Captain John Crowdy (left) with his playing partner Alan Hewison (right) with their prize presented by Richmond Park Seniors’ Captain John Harrison

Richmond Park Golf Club Seniors’ Open Competition

0 on July 28, 2014, 8:25 am

On Thursday 24 July a record equalling entry of 84 players from sixteen different golf clubs spread across Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Norfolk were at Richmond Park Golf Club at Watton to take part in the 2014 Seniors’ Open. The key attraction for this Pairs Betterball Stableford competition was, the hole-in-one on the 6th hole prize sponsored by local […]

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Mayoral Seal of Approval for Thetford Singers

Mayoral Seal of Approval for Thetford Singers

0 on July 28, 2014, 8:09 am

The recent final 40th anniversary celebration concert from Thetford Singers, held at the Guildhall in late July, drew high praise from the town’s Mayor, Councillor Sylvia Armes. “Over the past four decades, the Thetford Singers have really made their mark across the region reflected here tonight by this sold out performance,” commented the Mayor. A hot, sultry evening didn’t prevent […]

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Phil Ball and Sarah Roberts Greenpeace press officer, Glastonbury.

Audio: Phil Ball – Greenpeace ‘Arctic 30′

0 on July 26, 2014, 8:46 pm

Phil lives in Oxford and is a devoted father to three children where he spends much of his spare time teaching his children about the beauty of the countryside around where they live, and often entertains friends and colleagues with photos and tales of their outdoor adventures. Breckland View reporter Paul Young met up with him in the Greenpeace field […]

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Registration Service enhances its delivery delivery of services in Swaffham and Watton

0 on July 25, 2014, 1:59 pm

The Registration Service is delighted to announce an improvement to its service delivery in Norfolk with an extension to the services offered in Watton and Swaffham. The Registration Service is now operating from the public Library in Watton on Monday and Friday morning each week and from Swaffham Town Hall on Tuesday morning. With over ten locations to register births […]

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Norfolk in the First World War – new exhibition at the Norfolk Record Office opening Friday 1 August

0 on July 25, 2014, 10:53 am

A moving exhibition commemorating the lives of Norfolk people at home and abroad during the First World War is opening in the Long Gallery at the Norfolk Record Office, Norwich on Friday 1 August at 3pm. Visitors to the free exhibition which runs until 31 October will find out through first hand accounts about the effects of rationing, invasion fears […]

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Dereham junior school among first in country to benefit from new leadership programme

0 on July 24, 2014, 3:28 pm

St. Nicholas Junior School, Dereham are to be among the first in the country to benefit from a new leadership programme, targeted at schools in deprived areas. Norfolk County Council is supporting the schools to take part in a Teaching Leaders project aimed at supporting middle leaders in primary schools. Teaching Leaders is an education charity funded by the Department […]

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Free face-to-face business support now available via new Anglia Growth Hub

Free face-to-face business support now available via new Anglia Growth Hub

0 on July 24, 2014, 2:27 pm

Are you growing or starting a business? Did you know there is free help available to any business in Norfolk? The New Anglia Growth Hub has a team of qualified and experienced Business Growth Advisers ready to assist you and meet you face-to-face to discuss your growth plans. There’s a wealth of business support out there but finding the right […]

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Sponsorship boost for Special Olympics Norfolk

Sponsorship boost for Special Olympics Norfolk

0 on July 24, 2014, 8:09 am

Special Olympics Norfolk has received a welcome boost in the form of £850 from members of the London Business School and Smurfit Kappa. As part of a management programme that ran at London Business School, a fundraiser was organised by Norwich based Garrett Quinn of Smurfit Kappa, along with his classmates. Garrett is the General Manager of Smurfit Kappa’s specialist […]

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From left: Dan Roper, Chair of the Norfolk Health and Wellbeing Board, Paul Smyth, Chair of the Communities Committee at Norfolk County Council, and Ben Jones, Director of Active Norfolk, mark the launch of the magazine at Catton Park family park run – one of the many free events promoted in Get into Summer. Picture by Keith Whitmore

Free magazine inspires families to get active and eat well this summer

0 on July 24, 2014, 7:59 am

Families are being inspired to get more active this Summer with the launch of a new, free magazine by Norfolk County Council Public Health and Active Norfolk. Packed with ideas for cheap, fun activities and days out, Get into Summer aims to support cash-strapped families struggling to keep kids entertained during the summer holidays. From free outdoor gyms and guided […]

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Schools Out at Gressenhall!

Schools Out! A whole summer of fun at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

0 on July 23, 2014, 6:33 am

Whatever the weather this summer, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is a great place to visit with extra family activities each day of the Norfolk school holidays. Get up close to nature and explore The Great Outdoors from Thursday 24 July to Sunday 3 August (except Saturday 26 July). Go on a scavenger hunt around the site, explore the nature table […]

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Th Gruffalo will be at the Festival

And on that farm there was a festival . . . E I E I O!

0 on July 23, 2014, 6:23 am

Families living in and around Breckland are being encouraged to embrace the great outdoors and come along to a special festival taking place this week. Festival on the Farm will offer a grand day out for all the family, giving children – and the young at heart – the chance to get out into the open air to enjoy a […]

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New independent chair appointed to Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board

New independent chair appointed to Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board

0 on July 23, 2014, 6:16 am

A partnership board that seeks to ensure adults in Norfolk can stay safe, be independent and live free from abuse has appointed a new independent chair. Joan Maughan, who has more than 24 years’ experience of working in the care sector, chaired her first meeting of the Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board on Friday 17 July. The board meets four times […]

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The Grumpies fire eating smokes out £200 for East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The Grumpies fire eating smokes out £200 for East Anglian Air Ambulance.

0 on July 22, 2014, 9:37 am

At the Grumpy Old Bastards’ Motorcycle Rally in June 2014 some of the attending Grumpy members were professional clowns who displayed the art of fire eating. Grumpy Paul Barr volunteered to attempt this for the first time on the night at the rally if he could obtain sponsorship to a minimum of £50 for the EAAA. So, sure enough, after […]

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Breckland 2014 Art Trail – recruiting artists now!

Breckland 2014 Art Trail – recruiting artists now!

0 on July 21, 2014, 3:33 pm

Calling potters, painters, printmakers, photographers and more! Local artists are invited to contact the Council to take part in the third Breckland Art Trail, a popular, well-attended annual event that promotes and showcases the creative talent of the district Breckland Council Communities Officer Sam Patel is looking for local artists for the 2014 Art Trail, set to take place from […]

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